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Paper presented at the SPE Symposium on Improved Oil Recovery, April 20–23, 2008
Paper Number: SPE-113334-MS
... of near wellbore selective injection. A recent field pilot combining two types of gel technologies in the Comodoro Rivadavia Formation, one of the most prolific GSJ reservoirs, is encouraging. Based on tracer studies, historical production data and reservoir characterization, approximately 15,000 barrels...
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J Can Pet Technol 38 (13).
Paper Number: PETSOC-99-13-58
Published: 01 December 1999
...A. Kantzas; D.F. Marentette; K. Allsopp A series of experiments were performed in order to study the applicability of polymer gels, polymer enhanced foams and foamed gels in environments that are relevant to Western Canadian reservoirs. The problem of plugging fractures in tight gas reservoirs...
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Paper presented at the Annual Technical Meeting, June 7–10, 1997
Paper Number: PETSOC-97-01
... Abstract A series of experiments were performed in order to study the applicability of polymer gels, polymer enhanced foams and foamed gels in environments that are relevant to Western Canadian reservoirs. The problem of plugging fractures in tight gas reservoirs was tackled first. Three...
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Paper presented at the SPE/DOE Improved Oil Recovery Symposium, April 17–20, 1994
Paper Number: SPE-27773-MS
... reservoir conformance and can increase recoveries to over 45 % of OOIP. Two different types of polymer-augmented systems have been used successfully on injection wells at NRRU. The first system was a long-term, in-depth colloidal dispersion gel (CDG). This process used cationic polyacrylamide and anionic...
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Publisher: Society of Petroleum Engineers (SPE)
Paper presented at the SPE Annual Technical Conference and Exhibition, September 21–23, 2021
Paper Number: SPE-206007-MS
...Abstract Abstract Preformed particle gels (PPGs), a type of hydrogel, have been widely applied to control the conformance of reservoirs owing to their robust gel chemistries. Traditional PPGs are polyacrylamide-based hydrogel compositions which can withstand neither higher temperatures nor high...
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Paper presented at the SPE Russian Petroleum Technology Conference, October 26–29, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-202057-MS
... Siberia. This paper will help to understand the key factors affecting the choice of fracturing fluid formulations based on high-viscosity friction reducers and, in the future, may become the basis for creating a methodology for testing synthetic gels. fracturing materials drilling fluids...
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Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, August 31–September 4, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-200339-MS
... Abstract This paper summarizes the work conducted for the project "Development of Swelling-Rate-Controllable Particle Gels to Enhance CO 2 Flooding Sweep Efficiency and Storage Efficiency", a three-year project funded by the US Department of Energy. The overall objective of this project...
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Journal: SPE Journal
SPE J. 25 (04): 1745–1760.
Paper Number: SPE-200493-PA
Published: 13 August 2020
... the polyacrylamide‐based superabsorbent polymer dehydrates significantly when exposed to supercritical CO 2 ; therefore, we evaluated a novel CO 2 ‐resistant gel (CRG) with reliable stability and CO 2 ‐responsive properties. Particularly, the CRG swelling ratio (SR) and gel‐volume increase after CO 2 stimulation...
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Paper presented at the 54th U.S. Rock Mechanics/Geomechanics Symposium, June 28–July 1, 2020
Paper Number: ARMA-2020-1083
... ABSTRACT Through the grouting of rock fissures, the physical properties of the rock can be changed. Different grouting materials can be used for this purpose, such as cement, polyurethane resin and acrylate gel. Several parameters may affect the load bearing capacity of the grouted rock...
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Paper presented at the SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition, February 4–6, 2020
Paper Number: SPE-199760-MS
... society of petroleum engineers operator hybrid design conductivity test gel polymer cross-linked gel low polymer cross-linked gel Abstract The objective of this paper is to highlight the preconceived notions that both ultra-low polymer cross-linked gels and high viscosity polyacrylamide fluid...
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Paper presented at the SPE Annual Caspian Technical Conference, October 16–18, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-198351-MS
... Abstract The study presents a new crosslinked gels composition for water shutoff operations. The rheological behavior, PSD of kernel solution, propagation capacity and obtained RF/RRF values regarding on bottomhole conditions have been examined. Obtained polymer composition showed high...
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Paper presented at the SPE Offshore Europe Conference and Exhibition, September 3–6, 2019
Paper Number: SPE-195765-MS
... Abstract Crosslinked polymer gels have been widely used to overcome water and gas coning problem in the petroleum industry. Recently, nanoparticles are identified to have a potential of reinforcing the polymer gel systems by improving physical bonding and heat transfer properties in the gel...
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SPE Prod & Oper 33 (02): 179–195.
Paper Number: SPE-185953-PA
Published: 14 May 2018
.... The objective of this study is to investigate the feasibility of using produced water to formulate crosslinked-gel-based fracturing fluid. This paper focuses on the compatibility of produced water with the fracturing-fluid system and the effect of salts on the fluid rheology. Produced-water samples were...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, April 23–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192149-MS
..., and to reduce any helpful effects of gravity the bottom layer has a high permeability streak exisits. For the first 450 days, water is injected in all 6 layers. For the next 150 days, gel system is injected into the bottom 2 layers and water injection is continued to 4 years. Results demonstrate deep...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, April 23–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192260-MS
... highly corrosive and hostile environments to the metal wires and their insulation materials for electric connectors. Many ESP failures could be attributed to packer penetrator failure due to corrosion of the electric connector beneath the ESP packer. A method is developed to generate a low density gel...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, April 23–26, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-192381-MS
.... This research studies the ability of a chemical conformance control agent referred to as micro-sized particle gel (PPG) to improve CO2 sweep efficiency in hydrocarbon reservoirs thus increasing oil recovery. Several core flooding experiments were conducted using a high permeability sand pack model. The factors...
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Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, April 14–18, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190266-MS
... Abstract Permeability reduction provided by conventional polymer gels is affected by harsh reservoir conditions. Harsh conditions are defined by high temperature (> 75°C), high salinity, high divalent ions and the presence of H 2 S. Polymer gels undergo syneresis when exposed to high...
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Paper presented at the SPE Improved Oil Recovery Conference, April 14–18, 2018
Paper Number: SPE-190275-MS
... days, followed by gel system injection for 150 days in the bottom 2 layers. Water injection is continued to 4 years. Results demonstrate deep penetration of gel and blocking of the high permeability bottom layers. This can be seen by the large pressure increase around the injector at 600 days...
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Paper presented at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition & Conference, November 13–16, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-188817-MS
... Abstract Borate-crosslinked guar gels are widely used for hydraulic fracturing treatment of wells at temperatures of about 100-300°F due to their advantages such as low cost, ability to reheal upon shearing and operational simplicity. These fluids, however, may lose some or even all of the gel...
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Paper presented at the SPE Kingdom of Saudi Arabia Annual Technical Symposium and Exhibition, April 24–27, 2017
Paper Number: SPE-188103-MS
... the world. Among those LCMs are crosslinked polymer gel systems. In this work, a polymeric LCM system was studied for its potential use as a loss prevention material. The system studied is composed of polyacrylamide (PAM), phenol and formaldehyde as the main components. Under certain temperature and mixing...

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